While firefighters have been known to save cats from trees, they typically do not encounter dogs trapped underground. Such was the case Tuesday evening, however, when members of the Narragansett Fire Department (NFD) assisted in the rescue of a dog who had gotten his collar stuck on a root in a small cave off a property on Riverdell Drive.
John Gouveia was sitting on his back patio with his wife, Christine, near Narrow River early Tuesday evening when his 7-year-old Chihuahua-Pomeranian mix, Bear “decided to wander off a bit.”
“He jumped down into the river,” said Gouveia. “Underneath, along the shore, there’s a couple of little holes that look like woodchuck holes or who knows what they are? They’re some kind of dens. He chased something in there.”